Welcome to the NSPCA . We care about ALL animals.
The use of animals in research is an extremely complex and controversial issue both locally and internationally. As such, broad-based practical initiatives are needed to address animal welfare concerns within this field. Research animals are used for many different purposes in research, teaching and testing and each area of use raises specific ethical, welfare and scientific issues. The NSPCA adopts a constructive and practical approach, assessing every issue individually, critically questioning the necessity and justification for animal use. Animals used in research should receive humane and compassionate treatment at all times and the NSPCA campaigns for measures that will help replace animals, reduce the number of animals used and refine the methods used to avoid suffering and improve welfare.